Key Data

Spirit drinks remain one of the EU’s most valuable agri-food, 2/3 of which are Geographical Indications, impossible to delocalise

Every hour of every day, the sale abroad of high value, locally-rooted European spirits generates a positive net contribution of €1.3 million to the EU

Spirits exports by categories in 2019

Whiskies:   €4,399m (43%)

Cognac:     €3,702m (30%)

Liqueurs:   €1,219m (10%)

Vodka:       €837m (7%) 

Gin:            €542m (4%)

Rum:          €154m (1%)

Others:      €613m (5%)


External trade: vital driver of growth for European distillers

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